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Warts

Warts are skin growths caused by a virus. The virus infects the top layer of skin, causing it to grow rapidly.

Warts can grow anywhere on your body. Most warts go away on their own, but they may come back.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Last RevisedOctober 9, 2012

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Last Updated: October 09, 2012
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